What to Listen to If You are 16 and Have a Broken Heart

If you’ve been happy before you met this person, you’ll be happy again. Trust me! And if not, music, as almost always, will relieve your pain a little bit…

Where, when, why? Questions that remain unanswered, that fail to provide us with comfort, but an irresistible desire to give up everything. Loving is an art, a danger, an essential one, that has its limits and unfortunately can lead us to bring out the worst in us but… Stop it. No more handkerchiefs, last night in pajamas on the couch with your best friend on the phone and three bags of popcorn waiting to be devoured in the pantry. If your partner has had a revelation in early 2020 (the new year usually gives us good but also bad surprises, it’s a time of deep rethinking) and has left you in the rain or by message (at worst), choose not to give up. Even if you feel that your heart no longer belongs to you and that “you will never love anyone like him or her again,” you know, it’s a lie. Time and patience, that’s all you need.

Love in all its aspects has been inspiring works of art forever. Songs, movies, books… we can’t run away from it that’s for better or worse. And while most celebrate its beauty and magic, others prefer to opt for its dark side. Breakup, disappointments, pain…there are multiple reasons that lead us to lose hope. Don’t you usually say that trust is a mirror? You know, nothing is forever. And sooner or later, we fall back into this mellow mixture with glitter, this “I don’t know what” feeling of floating that we commonly call “love”.

Breathe, express yourself, and reconsider. You’ll get over it. We leave you, to help you do so, 15 breaking songs that will not leave you indifferent. They sang their desperation, their melancholy, their sadness or their strength, 20 years or more ago. And they continue to inspire us in dealing with this delicate situation. And of course, they can also help you if you’re considering leaving your partner. Even if you’ve made your decision, pain is always shared.

We at Livetray.com value healthy life, mind, body, and soul that’s why we recommend these songs to listen to if you are 16 and have a broken heart.

  1. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (1973)

This mythical song by the deceased music star is the one you’ll hear the first few days after this breakup. Yes, even if you think you will love this person forever, another comes to remind you that this is not always the case. 

  1. So What – Pink (2008)

The American singer wrote this song after her breakup with her husband to show that she had the strength and above all, that nothing and no one would stop her. A basic. 

  1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (2011)

Rencor and resentment are mixed in this song that reminds us that after all, this special person becomes a person you have only met at some point…

  1. Whit or Without You – U2 (1987)

With or without you? It is the question posed by the Irish group led by Bono. Love can be especially cruel when the other person makes us wait…

  1. Still Loving You – Scorpions (1984)

If you regret making your partner suffer and you’re willing to do everything to get it back, it’s your song. 

  1. Someone Like You – Adele (2011)

Even if you feel a grudge, it’s good to remember that the other is not to blame for leaving it and it can even be a relief. This Adele song will remind you that yes, you can find someone else like him/her, and even better.

  1. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure (1979)

Asking for forgiveness even though it may seem useless is the great lesson of this little wonder of The Cure (which never ages). That said, the boys cry.

  1. Pieces – Sum 41 (2004)

You may have known for a long time and you haven’t assumed it until now. Breakup (and loneliness) is sometimes the best possible decision, as the American group reminds us of with this little gem.

  1. Happy Ending – Mika (2007)

This moving song by the British singer tells us how we have to assume that the famous “happy ending” is going away forever. Even if you’re lost and confused, the world doesn’t collapse, be clear.

  1. White Flag – Dido (2003)

“I’m in love and always will be”. We keep this shocking phrase from the singer, who tells how, whenever, and wherever, she accepts the situation

  1. Take – The Police (1983)

This wonderful song carried by Sting shocks us by its romanticism: I will be watching over you no matter what.

  1. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia (1997)

We were right on time with one person. And this desperate song that touched us in the late 1990s sums up precisely this feeling of helplessness: I feel lonely, I’m cold and I’m ashamed.

  1. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse (2006)

Among the wonders left to us by the unforgettable British singer before her unexpected death is Back To Black, a melancholy song inspired by her personal life. Amy suffered a difficult breakup with her ex-wife, Blake Fielder-Civil. Despite his pain, he expresses his will to be strong and courageous. Love usually hurts, but it’s indispensable.

  1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (1978)

It is THE essential song not to get carried away by sadness. If you survive and you can be strong, despite the pain. No one is a must.

  1. Don’t Speak – No Doubt (1995)

This little musical marvel illustrates a situation you will surely have experienced: opting for ignorance. Sometimes we prefer not to know, even if it’s obvious. 

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